Rose Theatre


The Rose is a little jewel of a cinema with a world-class line-up of movies, plays, ballets and operas from around the globe. Our generous, culture-loving fans are the heart of this historic theatre, and part of what makes Port Townsend so rich and so unique.


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RBG

All Rose ticket proceeds will be donated to the ACLU Women's Rights Project, which Ginsberg co-founded in 1972. The unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career. PG, 98 min.

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Peter Pan

This timeless film from 1924 was one of the most popular films of the 20's. Virtually unseen for decades, this delight has been fully restored, and is presented with a new orchestral score by Philip Carli. You'll be amazed at the special effects they were able to conjure up! Part of the Kino Lorber Repertory Series ($8 each or $20 for all three).

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

After receiving a terminal diagnosis in January 2015, renowned scientist Oliver Sacks sat down for eighty hours of filmed interviews. Those wide-ranging conversations, which touched on everything from his experiences facing homophobia to the Hollywood adaptation of one of his books, became the basis for a documentary that reveals a fascinating, multi-faceted personality: a great man who was also a profoundly good one. NR, 110 min.

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Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock 'N' Roll

The first-ever feature length documentary devoted to the “Granddaddy of Rock and Roll,” known for hits like “Rock and Roll Music” and “Johnny B. Goode.” Award-winning filmmaker Jon Brewer melds archival performance footage and ruminations on Berry’s influence with an exploration of the legendary guitarist’s personal life — including the first-ever interview with Themetta “Toddy” Suggs, his wife of 68 years. Use code ROSE for $10 ticket. NR, 89 min.

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The Dark Divide

A shy butterfly expert (David Cross) embarks on a dangerous, life-changing trek through one of America's greatest unprotected wildlands at the urging of his dying wife (Debra Messing). Equal parts Jack London, Henry David Thoreau, and H.P. Lovecraft, Pyle’s true-life journey leads him to discover a few things about himself, and a lot about the need for wilderness in our lives. NR, 107 min.

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Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

If it hadn't been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Greg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have become the 39th President of the United States. This fascinating documentary charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter's relationships with Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, and other notable musicians gave his political career a crucial boost. NR, 98 min.

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House of Cardin

A rare peek into the mind of a genius, an authorized feature documentary chronicling the life and design of Pierre Cardin. A true original, Mr. Cardin has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and his empire, and unprecedented interviews at the sunset of a glorious career. NR, 98 min.

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Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

“He was a writer like no other. We were kindred spirits.” Two brilliant polymaths come together in Werner Herzog’s fascinating appreciation of Bruce Chatwin, a man whose obsessions included walking, the ascetic lives of nomads, pre-history, mythology, Aboriginal culture, art history, and archeology. NOMAD is Herzog’s moving portrait of the man and the artist who didn’t tell “half-truths,” but “truth and a half.”

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Jazz on a Summer's Day

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY is considered one of the most extraordinary — and possibly the first — concert film ever made. Its sparkling new 4K restoration features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, and Dinah Washington. NR, 85 min.

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Out Stealing Horses

Adapted from the bestselling novel, OUT STEALING HORSES follows 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård) in the winter of 1999, grieving his wife's death as he retires to a solitary life in the Norwegian woods. Trond prepares to welcome the new millennium alone, until a chance encounter with his only neighbor, Lars, rekindles dormant memories from a summer during his youth. In Norwegian with English subtitles. NR, 123 min.

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Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine

During the messy upheaval of the '70s rock scene, CREEM Magazine transformed from an underground paper to a national powerhouse. Yet its iconic status couldn't protect the magazine from a string of tragedies. The documentary charts the thrilling highs and sobering lows of "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine." NR, 75 min.

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My Dog Stupid

Henri is a middle-aged writer who feels increasingly misunderstood by his family. He dreams of running away to start over — until he discovers a bad-mannered dog in his garden. The unexpected friendship sets off a chain of bittersweet, comedic, and moving events that test love's power to stand the test of time. In French with English subtitles. NR, 105 min.

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Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

At 80, the legendary Canadian musician/poet laureate is a craggy, wizened incarnation of his former self -- today, a still-charismatic, honest, funny, and self-effacing artist. With more than a few regrets (3 marriages, 6 children), Lightfoot is still a captivating storyteller, with or without guitar in hand, a man who has bridged the genres of country, folk, and pop to become a fuller, more expansive human being. 90 min.

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Miss Juneteenth

Turquoise Jones is a single mom holding down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. She's also a bona fide beauty queen once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slaves in Texas were freed two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Determined to right her wrongs, Turquoise cultivates her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth — even if Kai wants something else — in this tender coming of age story. NR, 93 min.

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The Tobacconist

A tender, heart-breaking story about Franz, a young tobacco shop apprentice, and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna. When Franz falls desperately in love with a music-hall dancer, he seeks Freud's advice. But as conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis' arrival, the trio are swept into the maelstrom of events. Will they stay or flee? NR, 108 min. German with English subtitles.

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Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly

Following Ai Weiwei’s detention by Chinese authorities, the outspoken artist and activist transformed the former penitentiary of Alcatraz into an artistic platform. The exhibition launched a companion piece in which visitors sent over 90,000 postcards to prisoners of conscience around the world. In deeply moving interviews, AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY follows these postcards across the globe. NR, 76 min.

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

Chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957.

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Denise Ho - Becoming the Song

Discovered in her teens, Denise Ho became the first major female star in Hong Kong to come out as gay. At the height of her career, her support for student protestors led to her music being banned by Mainland China. This riveting documentary follows her as she attempts to rebuild her career while continuing to take to the streets with protestors and remaining vocal about freedom of speech and protecting civil liberties.

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Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own

An artistic biography of one of the few women in the world working in monumental sculpture. Von Rydingsvard’s work has been featured in the Venice Biennale and is held in the collections of some of the world’s great museums, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. But she may be best-known for work in public spaces. PG, 57 min.

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The Grey Fox

A 4K restoration and re-release of the is 1982 cult classic film. After decades in prison, stagecoach robber Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth) emerges in 1901 a free man without a place in 20th century society...until he sees The Great Train Robbery and is inspired to once again do what he does best. "Farnsworth appears to have been born to play Bill Miner. An exceptionally fine movie."  - New York Daily News. PG, 110 min.

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Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Featuring extensive interviews with Diana Kennedy and famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and Alice Waters, Diana Kennedy provides an intimate look at the leading expert on Mexican cuisine. The author of nine acclaimed cookbooks and a two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana is called the “Julia Child of Mexico”, but the feisty cook prefers “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine”. NR, 82 min.

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Balloon

A thriller-like true story of one of the most spectacular escapes of the 20th Century. BALLOON is based on the true events of one of the most daring escapes of the Cold War in which two families living in Communist East Germany sailed over the heavily fortified border in a homemade hot-air balloon. In German with English subtitles. NR, 125 min.

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Saint Frances

Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and difficulties of becoming a part of someone else’s family. NR, 106 min.

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The Cordillera of Dreams

Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, this galvanizing film investigates the relationship between historical memory, political trauma and geography in his native country of Chile. It centers on the imposing landscape of the Andes that run the length of the country’s Eastern border. Streaming made possible by Icarus Films. NR, 84 min. Spanish with English subtitles.

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Fantastic Fungi

A consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. NR, 74 min.

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The General

Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton's 1926 THE GENERAL is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing. This digital edition was mastered in from a 35mm archive print struck from the original camera negative. Part of the Kino Lorber Repertory Series ($8 each or $20 for all three).


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Aggie

Catherine Gund's deeply affectionate paean to her mother - philanthropist and art collector extraordinaire Agnes Gund explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of this legendary art collector and philanthropist, a woman whose profound experiences with guilt and empathy fuel her decision to sell a beloved painting and gift $100 million to establish The Art for Justice Fund -- with the aim of reducing mass incarceration. 91 min.


Streaming 10/9 - 10/15

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

The last of the independent features made in the prime of Buster Keaton's career, this effervescent flick stars Keaton as Willie, a Boston collegian who returns to his hometown to reunite with his father, a crusty riverboat captain, who is engaged in a bitter rivalry with a riverboat king, who coincidentally is the father of Willie's sweetheart. Hijinks naturally ensue. Part of the Kino Lorber Repertory Series ($8 each or $20 for all three).


Streaming 10/16

Martin Eden

An enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin is a self-taught proletarian who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry. The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this passionate, enveloping tale, based on Jack London's 1909 novel. 129 min.


Streaming begins 10/16

Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something

The inspiring story of Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (“Cat's in the Cradle”). Chapin sold over 16 million albums and was one of his generation’s most beloved artists and activists who spent his fame and fortune trying to end world hunger before his tragic passing. The film features Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pete Seeger, Sir Bob Geldof, Kenny Rogers, Graham Nash, Pat Benatar, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Robert Lamm, Richie Havens, and Harry Belafonte intimately reflecting on Chapin’s larger-than-life impact on music and the world. 93 min.


Streaming begins 10/16

White Riot

Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front, a far-right and fascist political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Countering this was Rock Against Racism, a movement that swept across the UK and Europe and culminated in a 100,000+ person march and a legendary concert event – Woodstock meets the March on Washington, punk-style. NR, 84 min.


Streaming begins 10/30

The Donut King

Ted's story is one of fate, love, hard knocks, and redemption. It's the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in '75 and building an unlikely empire with donuts. Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By '79 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, a great rise can come with a great fall. 94 min.